Apr 212008
 

We’re flattered, delighted, and ecstatic that so many web sites are directing their users to download PicLens.  Great!  The more the merrier. Just one thing:  Web site authors, please be careful how you link to the PicLens downloads.  PicLens supports a wide variety of browsers and operating systems, and different downloads are required for each.  Please don’t [...]

PicLens 1.6.1 IE on CNET

 Posted by at 1:12 pm  Web, Work
Feb 212008
 

PicLens 1.6.1 for Internet Explorer is now available for download from CNET’s download.com.  This should help relieve some of the server load on the PicLens.com mother ship, much like having the Firefox xpi’s downloadable from Mozilla.com.  Note that if you do a search for PicLens on CNET, you’ll get two items in the search results:  [...]

Feb 142008
 

James Corbett of EirePreneur discovered PicLens, and quickly twittered his fellow Irish entrepreneur Marcus Mac Innes to ask about viewing Pix.ie photo galleries on the PicLens 3D wall.  Marcus contacted the CoolIris team, and in fairly short order Marcus had Pix.ie generating mediaRSS feeds for PicLens to consume! Great work, Marcus!

Feb 142008
 

Erwin Jurschitza dropped us a note to let us know that Zeno.org, the German-language online library, has recently implemented mediaRSS feeds for several of its photo collections, such as this van Gogh collection.  It looks great in PicLens!  (I had no idea van Gogh was so prolific!) Erwin also mentioned that the entire zeno.org site is implemented [...]

Wired on PicLens

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Web, Work
Feb 142008
 

Scott Gilbertson over at Wired picked up on the ReadWriteWeb article on PicLens and did a write up of his own for Wired’s MonkeyBites blog.  (Or is it Wired’s Compiler blog?  The title says one thing, but the URL disagrees) Scott writes: Piclens is a fun and addictive way to browse Flickr and other image sites. [...]

Feb 132008
 

Jan discovers PicLens.  He thinks it’s pretty cool, and he tells his friend Michael.  Michael says “Wow, I gotta have this on my site!” and proceeds to implement a mediaRSS feed for his daily photo community site, DailyFratze.de (“Daily Faces”).  Poof!  Just like that, 3500+ DailyFratze photos materialize in PicLens space.  Täglich frische! Total elapsed time:  a matter of hours.  (Including time [...]

PicLens Primordial Ooze

 Posted by at 3:43 pm  Work
Feb 112008
 

Nick Cody sums up his PicLens experience as “Say goodbye to life as you knew it…” on his Primordial Ooze blog.  Thanks, Nick!  Say, he’s got a lot of videos embedded in the Primordial Ooze.  I wonder what we could do with that…?

Feb 062008
 

Last night we pushed out an all new PicLens for Internet Explorer with the full PicLens 1.6.1 feature set:  3D picture wall, keyword search against multiple photo sites (Flickr, DeviantArt, SmugMug, Photobucket) and search engines (Google, Yahoo), support for multipage mediaRSS feeds (like StanfordDaily) , and more. Now all you IE7 and IE6 folks can have as much fun browsing photos on [...]

PicLens 1.6.1 Adds Search

 Posted by at 1:43 pm  Web, Work
Jan 292008
 
PicLens 1.6.1 Adds Search

We’ve just pushed out a PicLens 1.6 update that adds web search to the immersive 3D PicLens media experience.  This release runs in Firefox Mac and Firefox Windows. While zooming around in images on the 3D wall, hit Tab to select the Search box in the top right corner of the screen (or mouse click on [...]

PicLens 1.6 Released!

 Posted by at 1:02 am  Work
Jan 152008
 
PicLens 1.6 Released!

After many weeks and months of frenzied labor by the CoolIris crew, I’m pleased to announce the release of PicLens 1.6 Beta for Firefox Mac and Firefox Windows! The headline feature for the 1.6 release is “The Wall” – a 3D scrolling infinite wall of images for viewing your favorite photo sites and image search results.  [...]